A wonderful composer. Her work combines music, theatre, and dance, and she is primarily known for her vocal innovations, including a wide range of extended techniques.
Some major works:
, An Opera in Three Parts for 18 voices 2 keyboards, clarinet, bass clarinet, sheng, bamboo sax, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, French horn, percussion, shawm (1991)
(Waltz) for 4 voices and 2 electric organs (1980)
Book of Days
for 25 voices, synthesizer, piano or 7 voices, synthesizer (Chamber Version) (1985)
for orchestra and voices (commissioned by Michael Tilson Thomas for the New World Symphony, 2003)
for string quartet (commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, 2004)
is a studio album by pianists Bruce Brubaker and Ursula Oppens performing music composed by Meredith Monk, released on March 24, 2014 by ECM New Series.